Interactive Learning Platform for Everything on Infectious Diseases

We know that teaching and learning about infectious diseases can be challenging. That‘s why we created an interactive, easy-to-use teaching tool that is highly appreciated by both teachers and students. GIDEON makes it easy to bring your classes to life. In an instant, you can run differential diagnosis, multiple simulations to identify pathogens, or trace outbreaks through history. Plan your curriculum faster with custom graphs, dichotomous keys, and a comprehensive list of references for the A-Z of infectious diseases.

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Plan a Course, Engage Students, and Test Efficiently Using GIDEON

Each core feature of GIDEON contains smaller features specifically designed for all kinds of research and analysis methods.

Theory into practice

How dangerous can a pathogen be? GIDEON puts theory into practice with a vast epidemiological data set, interactive outbreak maps, and dynamic comparison tables. Find thousands of quality references in one place.

Step-by-Step Diagnosis

Benefit from a Step-by-Step Diagnosis feature when learning the process of diagnosing a disease or ‘go pro’ using the Probability Engine – robust Bayesian analysis process powers both differential diagnosis (DDx) tools.

Analyse and Identify

Use Bayesian analysis to identify 2,000+ medically important bacteria, mycobacteria, yeasts, and algae. Replace hand-drawn dichotomous keys with dynamic charts that can be exported and shared with peers.

View maps and customize charts

A user-friendly way to view outbreak maps, 40,000+ epidemiological graphs, and vaccine coverage maps. Customize charts as you like, and download them easily.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We aim to make your work as simple and accessible as possible. Find answers to common questions about our platform below.

How often is GIDEON updated?

GIDEON is updated every day by a team of highly regarded medical scientists.

Where can I review GIDEON content?

Interested in GIDEON content statistics? Here are 4 ways to get an overview of what’s inside the database.
GIDEON is a massive infectious disease database, with outbreak records going back to 1348 AD. Here are several ways to get an overview of its content:

1. Explore our content by numbers

2. Check out the latest updates made to the database

3. Review the global outbreaks map for this year

4. Visit GIDEON A-Z

What time span does GIDEON cover?

GIDEON data goes back to 1348 AD
Most diseases are covered from the 1920s.

There are smallpox graphs that start in the 1880s to 1890s (Egypt and Japan), and outbreaks are covered from as early as 1348 (plague).

Other diseases with a broad historical coverage include anthrax (1770), botulism (1793), cholera (1832), and dengue (1850).

Is GIDEON an evidence-based medicine (EBM) database?

Yes, all sources are peer-reviewed and backed by scientific evidence – most are considered the premier scientific sources. Uncontrolled, or poorly-analyzed studies will not appear in these publications. This also holds for websites used in maintaining GIDEON. Virtually all are governmental sites. Reputable computer lists in the field are used, in a manner that fits the standards of evidence-based medicine.

For example, although ProMED is considered THE site for new and ongoing outbreaks, many of its own sources consist of newspapers and news agencies. Therefore we cite ProMED in circumstances where this is the only information source for a given outbreak (often in underdeveloped and remote; new information sources which become available will also be included.
In-text references in GIDEON further support GIDEON as an Evidence-Based Medicine database by allowing the user to view all source information, and to reach their own conclusions regarding the credibility of those sources if needed.

How to cite GIDEON?

Here are some examples of how researchers cite GIDEON database in their work. Read on…

If you are looking to cite the GIDEON database as the source of data, draw inspiration from these recent research papers!

Clinical cases

Atypical Streptococcal Meningitis with Fatal Cerebrovascular Complications: A Case Report

Clinical and laboratory features of brucellosis in a university hospital in Tunisia

Nontyphoidal Salmonella Osteomyelitis in an Immunocompetent Adult Without Preceding Symptoms

Culture & infectious diseases

Social representations of animal diseases: anthropological approaches to pathogens crossing species barriers

Individualistic values are related to an increase in the outbreaks of infectious diseases and zoonotic diseases

Globalization, climate change & infectious diseases

Emerging diseases, livestock expansion and biodiversity loss are positively related at global scale

Outbreaks of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Are Associated With Changes in Forest Cover and Oil Palm Expansion at Global Scale

Spatial dynamics of major infectious diseases outbreaks: A global empirical assessment

Global health management

Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2001-2018

Tackling the Threat of Rabies Reintroduction in Europe


Detection of INVA Gene and Cytotoxin of Salmonella entertidis in Food Samples Using Molecular Methods

Identification and Characterisation of Endophytic Bacteria from Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Tissue Culture

Occurrence of mecA and blaZ genes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus associated with vaginitis among pregnant women in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria


An unpleasant souvenir: Endoscopic finding of Trichuris trichiura (Nematoda: Trichuridae)

Fleas of mammals and patterns of distributional congruence in northwestern Argentina: A preliminary biogeographic analysis

Review of Cryptosporidiosis in Calves, Children and Hiv/Aids Patients

Predictive modeling 

Testing predictability of disease outbreaks with a simple model of pathogen biogeography

Vector-borne zoonotic diseases

Elimination of Falciparum Malaria and Emergence of Severe Dengue: An Independent or Interdependent Phenomenon?

Fauna and spatial distribution of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in River Nile State, Sudan


Looking to cite a GIDEON ebook? Here’s a good example of how to do it:

Topically Acquired Bacterial Infections from Aquaculture: A Synopsis with Relevance to the Arabian Peninsula


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